What is Micro Skin Needling?
Micro skin needling (also known as “collagen induction therapy”, “micro needling” or just “skin needling”) has been used by dermatologists to treat facial issues for decades. It involves a professional therapist essentially using needles to poke holes in the surface of your skin. This works to stimulate the production of collagen within the skin when it perceives a ‘micro injury’ that needs fixing. This collagen can help fill in the fine lines on your face and plump the skin to give you a more youthful and even look. Click the button below to contact us at our London clinic for a free consultation.
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Why Choose Micro Skin Needling
Is Micro Skin Needling for Me?
If you have a needle phobia, it’s unlikely that you’ll be comfortable with this treatment! However, the surface of the skin is anesthetised which removes many concerns and patients describe it as a “prickly” feeling rather than a painful one. Something you need to be aware of is that the DIY micro needling kits available for you to use at home come with some big risks. When a professional therapist undertakes this procedure, they’re utilising all their knowledge about infection and scarring control that you simply can’t learn from a pamphlet inside a home kit. Effective anesthetisation ensures that the discomfort is limited, whereas attempting to carry out the procedure at home can result in unnecessary pain and may leave you with scars. There’s also strict advice about which skin care products are appropriate for use following the treatment, so be aware of that too – your consultant at Dermacure London will help advise.
About the Treatment
Takes approximately 30 minutes
No downtime required
Side effects are rare if undertaken properly
Suits most skin types
Back to normal after a few days
Skin may feel warm, tight and itchy following treatment
Anaesthetic cream used
Results appear naturally
A course of 3 to 6 sessions are generally required
- The channels on the face will close within 90 minutes
- Redness may be apparent for 2 to 3 days
- Local antibiotic creams may be prescribed by your therapist
- You may need to be careful about the skincare products you use afterwards
Micro skin needling has the potential to change your life if you let it. The effects on patients suffering from acne and scarring, for example, are astounding. You can get in touch with us today for an informal chat about whether micro needling is for you and, if it isn’t, we’ll be able to talk through your other options. Click below to book your free consultation at Dermacure Micro Needling clinic London.